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Melvin Dale Brunssen

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Born in Randolph, Nebraska on Aug. 20, 1931
Departed on Jan. 8, 2017 and resided in Randolph, NE.
Visitation: Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service: Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017
10:30 am
Cemetery: St. Frances Catholic Cemetery
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Melvin Dale Brunssen, age 85 of Randolph, died Sunday January 8, 2017 at Colonial Manor of Randolph. He was born on August 20, 1931 at Randolph, Nebraska the son of Herman and Alvena (Thaden) Brunssen. He attended Cedar County Dist #38 near Randolph and graduated from Randolph High School in 1949. After graduation Melvin farmed with his father northeast of Randolph until his father's death. He continued farming there his whole life.

On August 28, 1956 Melvin married Carol Ann Schleimer at St. Mary's Catholic Church at Danbury, Iowa. He is a member of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph. His hobbies include fishing, hunting, gardening, playing cards, spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Carol Ann Brunssen of Randolph; 5 Children Steve and Sandi Brunssen of Henderson, NE; Warren and Debbie Brunssen of Randolph; Alan Brunssen of Randolph; Pam and Phillip Monahan of Wayne; Carmen and Rick Clyde of Omaha; 15 Grandchildren; 15 Great Grandchildren; Son-In-Law Edward Bell of Des Moines, IA; 3 Siblings Alvin Brunssen of Lees Summit, MO; Lorraine Meyer of York, NE; Harold and Berdine Brunssen of Coleridge; 2 Sister-In-Laws Marlene and Roger Jessen of Danbury, IA; Joleen and Richard Miller of Omaha.

Melvin is preceded in death by his parents, 1 daughter Ramona in 2008; 2 brother-in-laws Robert Schleimer and Paul Meyer; 1 sister-in-law Marjory Brunssen.

Funeral Service Information
Funeral Services: St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church - Randolph
Date: Thursday January 12, 2017 – 10:30 A.M.
Interment: St. Frances Catholic Cemetery – Randolph, NE
Visitation: 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. with 7:30 P.M. Christian Wake Service ALL Wednesday at St. Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph; under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home – Randolph, NE
Celebrant: Reverend Father Marc V. Lim St. Joseph's Catholic Church Pierce, NE; Deacon Doug Tunink
Music: Organist: Ruth Carstens; Cantor: Marty Thies; Soloist: Nick Monahan
Pallbearers: "Melvin's Grandsons" Jeremy Brunssen Lucas Brunssen Nick Monahan Stephen Bell Tyler Brunssen Grant Brunssen Dalton Clyde
Honorary Pallbearers: "Melvin's Granddaughters" Melissa Gittins Rebecca Green Tanya Huwaldt Jessica Young Clarissa Schumacher Sarah Blohm Andrea Gubbels McKenna Clyde

Call Johnson Funeral Home if you have questions at 402-337-0711.

FOR RANDOLPH: If you would like to order flowers and avoid a wire charge call RANDOLPH's local florist, they will take visa/mastercard or bill direct, (THIS WILL SAVE YOU AN EXTRA WIRE CHARGE, CHARGED BY THE NATIONAL FLOWER CENTERS) Randolph Florist: Main Street Flowers 402-337-1004; has dedicated service to Randolph, delivery in Randolph before and after services, providing an extra layer of service for our Randolph residents and our client families.

FOR STANTON: If you wish to order flowers FOR STANTON LOCATION - FLORISTS, call 402-644-8361 (THIS WILL SAVE YOU AN EXTRA WIRE CHARGE, CHARGED BY THE NATIONAL FLOWER CENTERS). Floral Expressions will accept most major credit cards and may bill you directly, Floral Expressions has dedicated service to Stanton, delivery in Stanton before and after services

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